Nosferatu's Classics Vol.1

by Nosferatu 11 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Nosferatu
    Nosferatu

    I'm on a mission to find some of the talks I gave in the Theocratic Ministry School. So far, I've found one. I will post more as I find them in the archives at my parents' place. Please feel free to analyze as you wish, and prove me wrong!!!

    The following talk was untitled on my computer, but obviously it is a talk #4. I have included the bible verses I was covering. This talk was written on an old DOS program called "Windoword". The date is unknown, as my PC battery was dead, and thus has the stamp of Jan 1, 1980.

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    When we get up in the morning, someone is watching us.
    When we go to work or school, someone is watching us.
    When we go to bed at night, someone is watching us.
    Who is this person?
    It is Jehovah God, of course.
    He is watching us every minute of the day, keeping account of what
    we do.
    At armageddon, each of us will be judged on how faithful we've been
    to Jehovah, and he knows because he watches us constantly.
    Tonight's bible reading talks about the Good, the wicked and what
    is pleasing in Jehovah's eyes.
    Please follow along as I read Proverbs 15:1-16

    15 An answer, when mild, turns away rage, but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.
    2 The tongue of wise ones does good with knowledge, but the mouth of the stupid ones bubbles forth with foolishness.
    3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad ones and the good ones.
    4 The calmness of the tongue is a tree of life, but distortion in it means a breaking down in the spirit.
    5 Anyone foolish disrespects the discipline of his father, but anyone regarding reproof is shrewd.
    6 In the house of the righteous one there is an abundant store, but in the produce of the wicked one there is a becoming ostracized.
    7 The lips of the wise ones keep scattering knowledge about, but the heart of the stupid ones is not like that.
    8 The sacrifice of the wicked ones is something detestable to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright ones is a pleasure to him.
    9 The way of the wicked one is something detestable to Jehovah, but the one pursuing righteousness he loves.
    10 Discipline is bad to the one leaving the path; anyone hating reproof will die.
    11 She┬┤ol and [the place of] destruction are in front of Jehovah. How much more so the hearts of the sons of mankind!
    12 The ridiculer does not love the one reproving him. To the wise ones he will not go.
    13 A joyful heart has a good effect on the countenance, but because of the pain of the heart there is a stricken spirit.
    14 The understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge, but the mouth of stupid people is one that aspires to foolishness.
    15 All the days of the afflicted one are bad; but the one that is good at heart [has] a feast constantly.
    16 Better is a little in the fear of Jehovah than an abundant supply and confusion along with it.

    Notice verse 9 where it says:
    "The way of the wicked one is something detestable to Jehovah, but
    the one persuing righteousness he loves."
    While Jehovah is watching us, he is deciding whether each one of us
    will be classed as "wicked" or "righteous".
    If we continue faithful till the end, preaching god's word, we'll
    be in good standing with Jehovah and make it through armageddon.
    But, if we get involved in the world's ways, we will go into
    everlasting destruction.
    So whenever we do anything, we should keep in mind what verse 3
    says:
    "The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad
    ones and the good ones."
    We should keep this in mind because at armageddon, we will be
    judged accordingly.

  • A Paduan
    A Paduan

    When I read this,

    He is watching us every minute of the day, keeping account of what
    we do.
    At armageddon, each of us will be judged on how faithful we've been
    to Jehovah, and he knows because he watches us constantly.

    this bit makes more sense

    Notice verse 9 where it says:
    "The way of the wicked one is something detestable

  • Odrade
    Odrade

    Hey Nos, how old were you when you gave that talk? I found a few of mine, they sound like they were written by a total simpleton. Something a 7 year old would do. And I always got lots of "commendation" and did short notice and everything. Except these 2nd grader scripts were being given by me while in my twenties.

    Yeah sure the TMS teaches us to give talks... haha. I've had to do presentations in school since then, and sure I can stand up and speak in front of an audience, no sweat. But OMG, trying to write a presentation like a normal intelligent person... It's like I've been thrown to the sharks. I have to remind myself that I don't have to gear the talk to a mass audience that includes ACTUAL 7 year olds and simpletons. Geez, speaking to my peers is TOUGH! LOL!

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  • Lostreality
    Lostreality

    thats amazing...feels so odd now doesnt it!

    i used to keep my talks..and other peoples talks..in a little bookbag.

    that way i was always ready even if i didnt know i had a talk...so glad im done with that crap.

  • fleaman uk
    fleaman uk

    Must admit the only talk i have kept was the last one i did ,just over a Year ago.It was my penultimate meeting and after listening to all the superficial praise after the meeting ,i decided that it was all very silly indeed and i wanted more from Life than doing daft talks and 8 hours on the Ministry a Month.

    It was a 4th talk and i got a G.lol.

    I keep it to remind me of a former way of life.

  • in a new york bethel minute
    in a new york bethel minute

    how is it "obviously a talk # 4", when its a bible reading? in my day a bible reading was a number 2 talk. and my day is newer and more recent than yours...

  • BluesBrother
    BluesBrother

    Thank you Brother Nosferatu for the evident hard work work and preperation that was put into your assignment. I particularly liked your introduction which successfully aroused interest in the body of your talk. You successfully directed the audience's attention to the Bible and i have no doubt that it was delivered with enthusiasm and warmth.

    Unfortunately, we were not advised of your chosen theme, so we were not able to see how well the theme was emphasised, perhaps that may be remembered next time. I look forward to your next assignment..

  • Quotes
    Quotes

    Hey this is a great idea; I've got at least a dozen old talks (#2 & #4). I thought about posting them but then decided they made me look like a moron. At least now I know everybody's old talks make them look like a moron!

    ~Quotes, of the "Coherent Development" class

  • drwtsn32
    drwtsn32

    That looks like a #2 talk to me, Nos!

    I went and found about a dozen old talks of mine. Reading them almost made me puke! LOL

  • 4JWY
    4JWY

    Theme: A Lesson in Paranoia

    When we get up in the morning, someone is watching us.When we go to work or school, someone is watching us.When we go to bed at night, someone is watching us.Who is this person?
    It is Jehovah God, of course.
    He is watching us every minute of the day, keeping account of what
    we do.
    At armageddon, each of us will be judged on how faithful we've been
    to Jehovah, and he knows because he watches us constantly.


    While Jehovah is watching us, he is deciding whether each one of us
    will be classed as "wicked" or "righteous".
    So whenever we do anything, we should keep in mind what verse 3
    says:
    "The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad
    ones and the good ones."
    We should keep this in mind because at armageddon, we will be
    judged accordingly.

    Conclusion: Paranoia will destroy ya.

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